03 September 2005

King busts on "slumlord" Russell Zahlaway.

2011 update -- sorry the links are dead (that's why I type out some of the source material) but feel free to post your comment here any time.

Russell Zahlaway was rude to me on the phone the other day regarding these tenants. We see what happened next in the Boston Globe. They fixed his wagon, good:
The stove was covered in sticky grime, the cabinets were filled with old food, and the carpets were shredded in places. [City Councilors] Irish and McDermott said this was only the latest problem the city has had with the owner, Russell Zahlaway. Irish and other inspectors spent part of the afternoon trying to get him to secure hotel rooms for his nine tenants, who said they paid a combined $16,200 to move in.
I go after "slumlords" so folks can live in peace (1) & (2).

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

This guy Russel Zahlway is at it again....
Our son and his friends, students at BU, signed and lease for a house at 50 Ashford in Allston from this guy through Modern Real Estate on Brighton Ave and repairs were to have been made to the building prior to the commencement of the lease, which is September 1st.
No repairs have been started as of today 8/16/06 and they students have been in contact with Zahlway by cell phone #617-562-0594 and he keeps promising he will do the repairs.
Is there an agency other than an attorney that we can contact to get this guy to do what he was supposed to do?
Do you have an email address for this guy?

Anonymous said...

DEAR TENANTS AND EVERYONE, RUSSLL ZAHLAWAY HAS BEEN DOING THIS FOR MANY YEARS NOW.
CONTACT INSPECTIONAL SERVICES
AT 671 635-5300 SPEAK WITH
BOSS CHARLES COLBURNE OR WHAT EVERY THE BOSSES NAME IS
THIS IS AT 1010 MASSACHUSETTS AVE
ROXBURY GO OVER THERE.IT IS BETTER IF YOU GO THERE IN A CAR
THANK YOU

Anonymous said...

RUSSELL ZAHLAWAY LIVES AT
669 CAMBRIDGE STREET IN BRIGHTON,MA 02135 NEAR SAINT ELIZABETH HOSPITAL.INSPECTIONAL SERVICES DEPT. BOSS MIGHT BE CHALES COLSON
BEST TO CALL HIM. THE INSPECTOR WHO WILL PROBABLY NOT RETURN YOUR CALLS IN SHAWN LYDON CALL HIM TOO.
THESE WERE BOTH POSTED ON JANUARY
13,2007 AT 3:40PM

Anonymous said...

RUSSELL ZAHLAWSY DOES NOT USE A COMPUTER. BUT HIS ADDRESS IS 669 CAMBRUDGE STREET BRIGHTON NEAR SAINT ELIZABETH HOSPITAL BRIGHTON,MA 02135....
A BASIC BAD LANDLORD HE LIVE ABOUT A 1/2 MILE FROM BRIGHTON CENTER
" BEAT OF LUK TO YOU SORRY....

Anonymous said...

INSPECTIONAL SERVICES DEPT
IS LOCATED AT
1010 MASSACHUSETTS AVE.
BOSTON, MA.
617 635-5300
RUSSELL ZAHLAWAY DOES NOT USE A COMPUTER..............
HE ALSO HAS A HOUSE ON MAPLETON STREET BRIGHTON, AND
669 CAMBRIDGE STREET BRIGHTON, MA.
ACROSS FROM SAINT ELIZABETH HOSPITAL HIS PHONE IS 617-562 0594

RUSTY said...

hello
well rus has rented his apartment

ryan said...

FOR YOUR OWN GOOD: NEVER RENT FROM RUSSELL ZAHLAWAY!!!!!

Russell let us live in a mold and rat/squirrel infested house. The squirrels would crawl into the hollow bearings of a wall during the cold winter nights and proceed to do 30-second drumrolls similar to an annoying alarm clock which never failed to ruin a good night's sleep. He never made repairs and never respected the 24-hour rule and showed up whenever he felt like it. This was traumatizing to say the least. EVERY MORNING WE ALL WOKE UP WITH STUFFY NOSES FOR THE WHOLE DURATION OF OUR STAY! WTF!

ANOTHER FORTUNATE LUXURY OF THE ZAHLAWAY SUITES WERE ITS E.T.-MODELED NON-SEETHRU WINDOWS WHICH BLOCKED ANY HOPE OF SUNLIGHT OR A GOOD MOOD FOR THAT MATTER. YOU ASK, WHY PUT THEM THERE THEN?? WELL THE WINDOWS LITERALLY PUSH OUT OF THE ROTTED WALL SO YOUR OILBURNING BEAST OF A SYSTEM WILL COST ABOUT $1100 A MONTH, another great surprise!!

The most disgusting of it all is that he let us live in our own shit for a week. And, it's still there after a month. A sewage backup is still there and there's mold and hepatitis A/B/C on the basement floor.

So, for your own good and so your immune system won't die like those in the story the clean up specialist told us after people have lived in conditions exactly like these: ABSOLUTELY DO NOT RENT FROM RUSSELL EVEN IF YOU THINK IT LOOKS GOOD. PLEASE WE WERE ALL FOOLED AND DID NOT BELIEVE THE PEOPLE BEFORE US. FOR YOUR OWN HEALTH, PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY, SAVE YOUR GRADES FROM FALLING, AND YOUR LIFE BY NOT DEALING WITH THIS OLD, CHEAP, INCONSIDERATE PICKLE SNIFFER.

Anonymous said...

oh yea the lawyer that has a great file stack for russell is paul wallins and c harold kraznow in cleveland circle next to roggies and finz on the 4th or 5th floor.

Christopher King said...

Jan 2011:

Sorry guys all the links are dead.

That's why I typically type part of what was in the link.

C

Anonymous said...

I had a terrible experience with him, do not rent from him never!!!